Essays in Idleness: The Tsurezuregusa of Kenko (Translations from the Asian Classics) Paperback – 26 May 1998
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"A most delightful book, and one that has served as a model of Japanese style and taste since the 17th century. These cameo-like vignettes reflect the importance of the little, fleeting futile things, and each essay is Kenko himself." -- "The Asian Student"
About the Author
Donald Keene is Shincho Professor of Japanese Literature and University Professor Emeritus at Columbia University. He is the author of more than thirty books, including So Lovely a Country Will Never Perish: Wartime Diaries of Japanese Writers; Chronicles of My Life: An American in the Heart of Japan; Frog in the Well: Portraits of Japan by Watanabe Kazan, 1793-1841; and Emperor of Japan: Meiji and His World, as well as a definitive multivolume history of Japanese literature.
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A collection of amusing writings & essays. A book to dip in & out of. Much of it still rings true today such is the unchanging nature of the human experience.
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